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Old 11-12-2009, 11:02 PM
 
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tenancy identity and the application fee/tenancy ID: $850 is Fully Refundable one week after your move in

what does this mean? and is the fee too high? i already paid for first month's rent and deposit and sent in the signed lease

and has anyone heard of "new york property owner association" (NYPOA) ? i've tried google but nothing
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Old 11-13-2009, 04:54 AM
 
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I've never heard of that, or of anyone paying more than $25 for a credit check to verify the renter. I'm sorry to say, but this sounds like a scam.
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Old 11-13-2009, 08:18 AM
 
Location: NJ/NY
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That sounds ridiculously shady. Refunded a week after you move in? If this NYPOA was legitimate, you'd find something on google. RUN.
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Old 11-13-2009, 08:47 AM
 
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And even if it's legit...you've already got a signed lease and paid rent? This is the kind of fee that would have come up before you got the place and definitely the kind of fee that a legitimate company would have warned you about. I agree...cancel the checks and find another place.
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Old 11-13-2009, 09:57 AM
 
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yeah the tenant id fee was mentioned as " tenant id fee " on the lease, but it didn't list how much, i've read some other people paying 500$ for a tenant id fee, because this is manhattan and it's expensive, and also because this is a co-op, where the landlord has to pay the NYPOA body the fee to be able to rent it out to me, is this possible?
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Old 11-13-2009, 02:48 PM
 
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ok nevermind all this, i got scammed out of 1175 dollars, is there a way to get my money back if i've never seen the person?
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Old 11-13-2009, 04:27 PM
 
Location: NJ/NY
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ok nevermind all this, i got scammed out of 1175 dollars, is there a way to get my money back if i've never seen the person?
Sorry to hear that. How did you pay?

If it sounds too good to be true - it almost always is.
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Old 11-13-2009, 05:16 PM
 
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western union money transfer, yeah it said rent was 500 dollars per month in manhattan =\
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